GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)- As families prepare for back to school we know that teachers are busy preparing too! Team Daybreak wanted to do something special to show our appreciation for everything West Michigan teachers do for our kids and our schools. We know teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money to prep their classrooms and we decided to surprise educators across West MMichigan.
Biggby Coffee was so generous to step up and donate thousands of dollars in gifts cards as a way of saying thank you and Team Daybreak canvassed schools to give them out. Every teacher we met got a $5 Biggby gift card as a thank you and we also played our first annual Daybreak spelling bee! We gave teachers the chance to win $1,000 to makeover their classrooms and buy much needed supplies. 4 West Michigan teachers walked away with the grand prizes and we’ll be featuring how they used the money to help their students this fall on 24 Hour News 8 Daybreak! We had a great time and we wish everyone a great start to their school year.